The Law Society at the University of Limerick also hosted a talk on Monday night on whether cannabis should be legalised for medical purposes.
“If you have chronic health concerns you should consider your whole lifestyle and diet first and foremost. It’s not quite the elixir of life, but it’s close,” he added.
He had advised that if taken, CBD oil is best used in conjunction with Vitamin D.
‘Astronomical’ demand for products, says health food store proprietor
“There is a taboo around cannabis oil, but for us it has brought a whole new demographic into the shop.”
Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville said there is “overwhelming evidence” to support the view that medicinal cannabus has been a “life-saver” for some patients.
Also present at the UL talk was Tom Curran, the right-to-die campaigner, who has called on the Government to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
He said its chemical compound, cannabinoids, can also be found in foods such as chocolate, or specifically its purest form, cacao, as well as echinacea and black pepper.
Among the speakers were Vera Twomey, who earlier this year walked more than 200km from Cork and to the Dáil in Dublin in her bid to secure medicinal cannabis, containing THC, for her seriously ill daughter.
The Law Society at the University of Limerick hosted a talk on Monday night on whether cannabis should be legalised for medical purposes, but could not find any opponents to argue that it shouldn’t.
Cillin Cleere, the proprietor of Eats of Eden on Thomas Street in Limerick city, said their cannabis oil products were now among their 10 best-selling products since they began stocking a variety of products four months ago.
He was speaking ahead of a meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health on Wednesday to examine the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 and possible legal barriers to its enactment.
He said cannabis oil could be used for a “range of neurological and physical benefits”, but he stressed “CBD [cannabidiol] oil is not a magic bullet or panacea. If you have chronic health concerns you should consider your whole lifestyle and diet first and foremost. It’s not quite the elixir of life, but it’s close.”
Mr Cleere said they have had “lots of positive feedback from lots of customers, of all ages, including those in their mid-80s, who have bought it and use it for a variety of reasons”.
They began stocking a number of Swiss, Northern Irish and Irish-made cannabis oil products four months ago, which range in price, depending on the strength and volume of the individual product, from €18 to €73.
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